The Danger of a Single Story

"Stories matter. Many stories matter.

Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign.
But stories can also be used to empower & to humanize.
Stories can break the dignity of a people.
But stories can also repair that broken dignity.

When we reject the single story.
When we realize that there is never a single story about any place,
we regain a kind of paradise."

-Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's

Sharing her powerful thought.

Source: TED

More about the writer:

"Books are still the best ways to truly come close to understanding complexity in our very complex world. When we read, we become alive in bodies not our own. It seems to me we live in a world where it has become increasingly important to try and live in bodies not our own. To embrace empathy, to be constantly be reminded that we share, with everybody, in every part of the world, a common humanity."